Now, not only has the field of education changed, but my family has made some changes. Our 3 kids have grown up, my husband and I have grown a little older and hopefully a bit wiser. In my mind I still feel quite young, but sometimes my aches and pains tell me differently. Students will ask me, “How old are you?” At one time I could say, “I am old enough to be your mother!” Now I have to say, “I’m old enough to be your grandmother!” My husband will soon retire as an employee of the State of Nebraska. We now watch our three children begin to venture into the real world. Our oldest was a baby when I started teaching in WR. Now he’s a college graduate and is currently working in a laboratory for CHI. Our daughter is a senior in college this year. She plans to become a Speech Pathologist and work in a school setting. Our youngest will graduate from high school this May. He plans to attend a four year college and major in Political Science. My hope for my 3 children, along with all of the children I have encountered in my teaching career fits nicely with a quote by the 16th president of the United States, Mr. Abraham Lincoln said, ”Whatever you are, be a good one.” Thank you Wood River for allowing me to be a part of your community!